Eight pedestrian malls to open in HCMC
8pm, 21 & 22 March
Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN
May 04,2017 11:36 AM
The HCMC Department of Transport has proposed opening eight pedestrian malls in the downtown area as part of a scheme to reduce traffic congestion and accidents. The downtown area will be divided into five separate zones, with eight streets, or at least part of those streets, transformed into pedestrian malls.
The streets are Dong Khoi, Huynh Thuc Khang, Ton Duc Thang, Le Loi, Nguyen Hue, Pham Ngoc Thach, Vo Van Tan, and Tran Cao Van.
The area will include existing cultural, historical, and service buildings, including the city’s People’s Committee building, Reunification Palace, Ben Thanh Market, the Opera House, Tao Dan Park, and Sai Gon Zoo, among others.
To plan for the pedestrian malls, the department will study the existing road infrastructure and other cultural and art works and develop entertainment activities.